Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B63-373 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11453/b63-373 B63-373. JEWELER'S DRILL. Whitney Patent IOB. Tower & Lyon advertised these drills as the Whitney patent, but the 5/4/86 patent date given is actually for a method of making drill bits. The drills are highly prized for their elaborate red and gold pinstriping, which on this example is complete and immaculate. In its original finger-jointed wooden box with original wrench and one bit, label in the lid is complete with water stain, box has damage to one corner and loose hinges. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 500-1000 B63-372 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11452/b63-372 B63-372. LOT OF TWO RATCHETING BRACES. Stanley. Handyman No. H1250 and No. 923, late model with plastic grip and head with paper label on head. Both with 10" sweep and like new. From the collection of Bill Webber. Fine 60-120 B63-371 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11451/b63-371 B63-371. WHIMBLE BRACE. Holt Patent. Nice example of Gardiner Holt's uncommon (Pearson B rating) 1880 patent with its distinctive ball-shaped chuck, in the rare whimble configuration. Nickel plating worn off and unmarked, good cocobolo head and grip. Good 50-100 B63-370 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11450/b63-370 B63-370. LOT OF TWO RATCHETING BRACES. Stanley. A No. 923, part of the "100 Plus" line with original sticker on the head, chuck marked with Stowell's patent, cherry head and grip, 12" sweep. And a No. 915 with lignum head and grip, 10" sweep. Both mint. From the collection of Bill Webber. Fine 60-120 B63-369 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11449/b63-369 B63-369. LOT OF TWO PATENTED BRACES. William Draper's 1865 patent, which was acquired by Quimby Backus and reworked into a "clamshell" design with two jaws that are forced together by a cone to grip a square tang, marked No. 8 which signifies an 8" sweep, nickel 90%, good cocobolo head and grip; and Greenleaf Stackpole's 1867 patent with the rotating collar; the less common and more attractive brass collar version, unmarked, cast iron head, 8" sweep, tip broken off one of the chuck jaws. Good & better 80-140 B63-368 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11448/b63-368 B63-368. FRAMED BRACE. Robert Marples Ultimatum Style. Ebony stuffed, with the lion and unicorn mark on the brass, slip ring chuck, head with complete ivory ring but blank medallion, there's a casting flaw in the brass near the grip, wood and metal otherwise fine. From the collection of Bill Webber. Fine 300-600 B63-367 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11447/b63-367 B63-367. PISTOL GRIP DRILL. Stanley No. 610. Version with drill caddy which includes five bits, sweetheart mark, stamped with Bodmer's 1924 patent date. Red paint faded but present, japanning 50%, some nickel flaking. From the collection of Ray Schmidt. Good+ 120-240 B63-366 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11446/b63-366 B63-366. RATCHET BRACE. Peck, Stow & Wilcox No. 3204. An example of the "Samson" brace, which was the Cadillac of the PS&W line. Early version, marked by PS&W rather than Pexto and with the chuck marked with Henry Smith's 1895 patent. Only a 6" sweep, which is a very uncommon size. Immaculate rosewood head and grip, nickel complete, works smoothly. Fine 50-100 B63-365 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11445/b63-365 B63-365. RATCHET BRACE. Millers Falls No. 732. Part of MF's "Holdall" line, based on the Leland patent chuck. Tropical hardwood head and grip and ball bearing head, which marks it as from the 1930s. Decal on the grip is 95%, otherwise like new. 10" sweep. From the collection of Bill Webber. Fine 40-80 B63-364 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11444/b63-364 B63-364. LOT OF TWO WHIMBLE BRACES. One by Yankee, the uncommon non-ratcheting version, nickel about 70%, marked on head; and an unmarked one with a pushbutton ratchet mechanism that we've seen but can't place, nickel mostly gone, chip on the grip, ratchet has some play in it. Good 60-120 B63-107 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11087/b63-107 B63-107. PULL CHAIN DRILL. Hjorth Patent. Patented 6/11/95 by Henrick Hjorth of Boston and sold as the "Auto" hand drill by Best Tool Co. Powered by pulling a spring-operated knob on the side. 10" long, very clean and works smoothly, although the original leather strap looks brittle so we haven't yanked on it too hard. This is the production version, with a three jaw chuck and marked by Best Tool. See Lot 104 for the original version. Why not buy both? Good+ 150-300 B63-106 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11086/b63-106 B63-106. BOW DRILL. Rosewood, 9" long, German silver chuck with locking screw. Unsigned but with some lettering that looks like a user name. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Fine 100-200 B63-105 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11085/b63-105 B63-105. PULL CHAIN DRILL. Uncommon variation on the bow drill in which the drilling motion is produced by pulling on a spring-powered armature that automatically returns. There are a few versions around but all are uncommon; this one is 10" long with a maple handle and knob, it is marked by Goodell-Pratt on the chuck with an 8/13/95 patent date but this appears to refer to the chuck only, which is based on Lanfair's patent; we're not aware of any evidence that G-P actually produced this type of drill. The mechanism resembles Hjorth's patent (see Lots 104 and 107). Whoever made it, it's super clean and works very smoothly. Fine 200-400 B63-104 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11084/b63-104 B63-104. PULL CHAIN DRILL. Hjorth Patent. Patented 6/11/95 by Henrick Hjorth of Boston and sold as the "Auto" hand drill by Best Tool Co. Powered by pulling a spring-operated knob on the side. 9" long, very clean and works smoothly, although the original leather strap looks brittle so we haven't yanked on it too hard. This is the version shown in the patent drawings, the chuck is just a hollow tube locked with a setscrew. Marked only with the patent information. Lot 107 is the later version with the manufacturer marked. Good+ 150-300 B63-103 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11083/b63-103 B63-103. PIANOMAKER'S BRACE. These smaller braces were used in the pianomaking industry, where the ability to work in close quarters was essential. This one is 13" long with a 3-1/2" sweep, solid rosewood, and marked only with user initials. Flawless wood and metal, good working chuck. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 600-1200 B63-102 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11082/b63-102 B63-102. EBONY PLATED BRACE. Fenton & Marsden. Solid ebony throughout, including head with ivory button. Brass plating and push-button chuck. Wood and metal are flawless. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 600-1200 B63-101 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11081/b63-101 B63-101. WOODEN BRACE. Unsigned and craftsman made. Scandinavian profile, curved to the right, rotating head, chuck missing its set screw. 19" long, 8" sweep. Wood looks like red beech. Very attractive design; what this brace has going for it is that it's just pretty. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Good+ 60-120 B63-100 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11080/b63-100 B63-100. COMBINATION CORNER BRACE. Haeberli Schmidt Patent. One of the rarest and most gizmoish braces, patented in 1907 by two guys from Buffalo and sold (briefly) by Goodell-Pratt. Ranked A for rarity by Pearson, and for once Ron's ranking is still accurate. The bitstock can be removed from the angle brace frame and used as a traditional brace. Marked with the patent date, the nickel plating is about 90% and slight dinging to the wooden grips but overall one of the nicest examples we've seen. Good+ 200-400 B63-99 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11079/b63-99 B63-99. RATCHETING BREAST DRILL. International Mfg. Co. Very uncommon breast drill, instead of a crank it has an extendable arm that works like a pump handle. Japanning about 75%, good mahogany handle and rosewood head, working Barber-style chuck. Like every one we've seen, it's marked with the Worcester, Mass, manufacturer and "Patent Pending." Good+ 100-200 B63-98 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11078/b63-98 B63-98. BREAST DRILL. Ultra-Rapid. Manufactured in the mid-twentieth century and distributed by the Europa-Transocean Warenhandels-Compagnie of Berlin, it was apparently intended to compete with electric drills in parts of the world where electricity was not readily available. 17" long with a cast aluminum frame, with a complex system of gears and a flywheel advertised as producing a smooth and rapid drilling movement. There's an excellent description, including a scan of contemporary marketing material, on George Langford's website at Very clean, works smoothly, includes the original chuck key. Fine 200-400 B63-97 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/11077/b63-97 B63-97. MULTISPEED BRACE. Challenge. Patented in 1898 by John Morrison of the Arizona Territory and marketed as the "Challenge" brace. One of the rarest and most gizmoish of braces, very clean with very slight nickel loss, some wear to handle but grip is pristine. Good+ 300-600 B62-107 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10292/b62-107 B62-107. COMBINATION BRACE/DRILL. Millers Falls No. 182. Second version with drill gear attached by a wing nut and half-boxed ratchet, McCoy chuck. Like new. Fine 120-240 B62-106 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10291/b62-106 B62-106. FRAMED BRACE. Robert Marples Ultimatum Style. Super clean example of Robert Marples' version of the Ultimatum ebony filled brass framed brace, good clear marks, wood immaculate, brass has been polished but toned down, slip ring chuck, plain medallion, intact ivory ring in head. As nice an example of "the other Marples" as you're likely to find. Fine 500-1000 B62-105 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10290/b62-105 B62-105. ENGRAVED EBONY SHEFFIELD BRACE. Solid ebony throughout, including head, with German silver plating covered with elaborate decorative engraving. It's not marked and could have been made by a number of Sheffield makers; the chuck pushbutton has a wide flat shape which is less common. Cap medallion is an eagle with "Warranted Superior" motto. Two tight checks in the body are the only flaws. A stunning and unique brace. From the collection of Steve Dice. Fine 3000-6000 B62-104 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10289/b62-104 B62-104. PLATED SHEFFIELD BRACE. Brown & Flather. Good clean example, clearly marked, intact rosewood head with blank brass medallion. The chuck pushbutton is a little askew. From the collection of Carl Bopp. Good+ 60-120